Anisacanthus

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Anisacanthus
Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii.jpg
Anisacanthus quadrifidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Acanthoideae
Tribe: Justicieae
Genus: Anisacanthus
Nees[1]
Species

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Anisacanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the bear's breeches family, Acanthaceae. The generic name is derived from the Greek words ανισος (anisos), meaning "unequal," and ακανθος (acanthos), meaning "thorn."[2] Members of the genus are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. They are commonly known as desert honeysuckles,[3] though this term is shared with the genus Ancistranthus, and is something of a misnomer as true honeysuckles (genus Lonicera) belong to the family Caprifoliaceae. Anisacanthus species are sometimes cultivated for use in xeriscaping.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anisacanthus Nees". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. I: A-C. CRC Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2. 
  3. ^ a b "Anisacanthus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Species Records of Anisacanthus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 

External links[edit]

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